The Crit Lab

Critique is an encounter.

founded in 2013 by Patricia Miranda

An Alternate Critical Community for Working Artists

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The Crit Lab is an alternate critical community for working artists outside academia to come together for sustained contact, with empathetic listening, radical optimism and rigorous dialogue, in an act of hope over destruction.

The Crit Lab is a community of working artists. We are artist driven, not mentor-driven. Crit Lab participants are not studentsWe engage as colleagues and fellow artists in a community of peers. Artists develop the tools and language to engage in a dialogue around their work and the work of fellow artists. 

The Crit Lab is a supportive forum for exploration and discussion of new, vulnerable, in progress, and experimental works and ideas in ongoing 5 month small group sessions, the 4 day intensive AltMFA, private consultations with faculty, and a residency in Italy. The connection and community transcend the Lab. The ongoing, intensive, inclusive, space of the meetings encourages work to flourish and grow in critical depth and perception, while building a strong community of committed artists.